Caltrans crews Thursday wrapped up a six-month safety improvement project on Highway 116 and Madrone Avenue in Cotati, city manager Dianne Thompson said.

The $690,000 project added 350-foot left-turn pockets in each direction of Highway 116 at Madrone Avenue and a 5-foot shoulder on the south side of the intersection.

The project is designed to improve access to Madrone Avenue from Highway 116, Cotati mayor Mark Landman said in a statement.

“This is a clear benefit for our citizens, one our community has been hoping to see accomplished,” he said. “We would like to thank Caltrans for funding and carrying out this project for Cotati.”

Ribbon cutting for Highway 116 safety improvements